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  1. 'Cherry-picked leaks': US accuses Israel of distorting Iran nuclear talks detailsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Russia Taday

    Israel has inaccurately provided information and twisted the official US position and offers in nuclear talks with Iran, the White House and State Department stated, accusing Tel Aviv of "selectively" leaking details of sensitive talks. " There's no question that some of the things that the Israelis have said in characterizing our negotiating position have not been accurate ," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told the press.

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  2. White House wants to expand online counterterrorism campaignRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | Russia Taday

    The White House is looking to expand the State Department agency tasked with countering propaganda coming from the so-called Islamic State as the extremist group strives notwithstanding ongoing efforts from the United States and its allies. As militants calling themselves the Islamic State continue a bloody campaign to control a huge swath of the Middle East, Obama administration officials told the New York Times the White House plans to announce adjustments to the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications - a small State Department entity created in 2009 as a means to " coordinate, orient and inform government-wide foreign communications activities targeted against terrorism and violent extremism ."

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  3. 'I think he was coerced' by FBI - father of Capitol Hill terror suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | Russia Taday

    The father of the young Ohio man arrested by the FBI for allegedly planning to attack the US Capitol said that he believes his son was "coerced" by a law enforcement "snitch" and was "at peace" as a practicing Muslim. John Cornell told various media outlets that his son was definitely set up by the FBI: "I believe that this so-called snitch filled his head with a lot of this stuff, " he said.

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  4. 'Washington, the Hollywood of politics': story behind Hagel's exitRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | Russia Taday

    Chuck Hagel's disagreement with Obama's position on the Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan wars is most likely behind his resignation. The administration didn't expect him to speak against the White House, former State Department official Matthew Hoh told RT.

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  5. DC police spent $260k on 'Stingray' surveillance system, left it unused for 6 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | Russia Taday

    Requests for documents have revealed not only that law enforcement in Washington, DC long ago acquired a controversial cellphone surveillance system known as a "Stingray," but also let it sit around unused for around six years. Investigative journalists have been increasingly successful in recent months with regards to acquiring documentation and evidence concerning the use of Stingray and other surveillance systems by police departments across the United States.

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  6. DC police shouldn't have guns, says Council MemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2014 | Russia Taday

    Amid the ongoing militarization of police departments across the US with the Pentagon's decommissioned inventory, a "controversial" idea was floated at a police oversight hearing in Washington, DC - to disarm local police officers altogether. At a police oversight hearing in Washington, DC on Wednesday over the department's policies and procedures, attendees heard about stop-and-frisk abuses - when an officer stops a pedestrian and frisks them on suspicion that may be in possession of drugs or weapons - as well as alleged racial profiling.

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  7. Kissinger planned to 'smash' & 'humiliate' Fidel Castro after Cuba's Angola opRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2014 | Russia Taday

    ARCHIVE PHOTO: This file photo dated 12 January 1975 shows President Gerald Ford meeting with Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in the White House Oval Office Just over a decade after the Cuban Missile Crisis, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger laid out plans to attack Cuba in the wake of Fidel Castro's decision to send military forces into Angola in late 1975, declassified files have revealed. "I think we are going to have to smash [Cuban President Fidel] Castro," Kissinger told President Gerald Ford at a February 25, 1976 meeting.

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  8. Senior Afghan officers missing from Mass. training exercises found trying to cross into CanadaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2014 | Russia Taday

    The disappearance occurred just days after two Afghan policemen disappeared in Washington, DC. The three senior military officers were participating in a US Central Command Regional Cooperation training exercise at Joint Base Cape Cod in Massachusetts.

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  9. Washington, DC protesters block streets in Michael Brown solidarity marchRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2014 | Russia Taday

    Protesters march as they call for a thorough investigation of the shooting death of teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on a street in front of the White House in Washington, August 28, 2014.

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  10. Reporters robbed while working on story about 'sketchy' neighborhood appRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2014 | Russia Taday

    A Washington, DC news crew got more than it bargained for while working on a story about a new smartphone app that labels "sketchy" neighborhoods: they got robbed.

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